Home Energy Savings

Home is where the heart is; it’s also where home energy savings start. We’ve got home energy savings tips on everything from attic insulation and discovering air leaks to how to best run your appliances. Check out our 31 Days of Energy Savings guide to get started. Follow our appliance energy efficiency comparison series, including posts on gas vs. electric dryers and microwaves vs. toaster ovens vs. ovens.

Roomba vs upright vacuums

Roomba vs. Upright Vacuums: Which Uses More Energy?

If you’re in the market to buy a vacuum cleaner, you have many options. It used to be that the choice you had was classic upright vs.

Lesson Plan: Home Energy Audit

Lesson Plan: Energy Audit

We’ve been focused on energy this summer – thinking about the sources of energy we use and how and why we should save energy. Saving energy  is good for our environment, and it’s good for our wallets.

Lesson Plan: Microgrids and Smart Grids

Lesson Plan: The Electric Grid, Smart Meters & Microgrids!

This lesson will help students understand how electricity is transported and how smart meters and grid upgrades will help utilities and customers understand their energy consumption in an effort to save energy. Students will also be introduced to microgrids as a way for communities to reduce energy consumption collectively and ensure their local electrical infrastructure

Lesson Plan: Water Conservation and Water Heating

Lesson Plan: Water Conservation

The amount of water you use in your household can have a big impact on the total amount of energy used by your home. Heating water for showers, baths, laundry and dishes accounts for more than 15 percent of a home’s utility expenses.

How smart home improvements can help sell your house

How Smart Home Upgrades Can Help You Sell Your House

Smart home upgrades can help you sell your house faster and for a higher price. While there are no guarantees, upgrading home technology can increase the perceived value and desirability of your property, making it more marketable.

Meal prepping & energy-efficient cooking

Meal Prepping: Energy-Efficient Cooking to Save You Time and Money

After a day spent juggling a hectic work schedule, family duties or both, many of us would love to save time cooking weeknight meals. Who wouldn’t want to have more free time with the family or just relaxing?

How to automate your home appliances that use the most energy

How to Automate Your Home Appliances That Use the Most Energy

Lowering your household’s electricity consumption has a positive impact on the environment as well as your monthly energy bill. The tricky part is figuring out what uses the most electricity in your home and controlling it.

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How to reduce your home's water usage in the summertime

How to Reduce Your Home’s Water Usage in the Summertime

Like many natural resources, fresh, clean water is not in endless supply, even though it might seem that way. It’s always a good idea to use it with care to make sure we have enough.

How to properly load your dishwasher for energy efficiency

How to Properly Load Your Dishwasher for Energy Efficiency

To get your dishes clean, protect them from damage and save energy, it’s important to learn how to properly load your dishwasher. After all, these appliances are engineered to be used in a specific way.

Lesson Plan: Measuring Electricity Consumption

Lesson Plan: Measuring Electricity Consumption

This week’s lesson on electricity consumption builds upon the previous week’s lesson. However, topics will be re-introduced for newcomers!

Energy consumption of streaming services

Energy Consumption of Streaming Services

If your family is like most, streaming content has become commonplace in your household. You may even start to wonder what impact those streaming services have on your energy consumption.

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